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A Historical Guide to Walt Whitman : Historical Guides to American Authors (Hardcover) - David S. Reynolds

A Historical Guide to Walt Whitman

Historical Guides to American Authors (Hardcover)

By: David S. Reynolds (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2000
ISBN: 9780195120813
Number Of Pages: 292

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Few authors are so well suited to historical study as Whitman, who is widely considered America's greatest poet. This Guide combines contemporary cultural studies and historical scholarship to illuminate Whitman's diverse contexts. The essays explore dimensions of Whitman's dynamic relationship to working-class politics, race and slavery, sexual mores, the visual arts, and the idea of democracy. The poet who emerges from this volume is no "solitary singer," distanced from his culture, but what he himself called "the age transfigured," fully enmeshed in his times and addressing issues that are still vital today.

Abbreviationsp. vii
Introductionp. 3
Walt Whitman, 1819-1892: A Brief Biographyp. 15
Whitman in His Time
Lucifer and Ethiopia: Whitman, Race, and Poetics before the Civil War and Afterp. 45
The Political Roots of Leaves of Grassp. 97
Whitman and the Gay American Ethosp. 121
Whitman and the Visual Artsp. 153
Whitman the Democratp. 205
Illustrated Chronologyp. 235
Bibliographical Essayp. 251
Contributorsp. 261
Indexp. 265
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ISBN: 9780195120813
ISBN-10: 0195120817
Series: Historical Guides to American Authors (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 1st March 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 14.58  x 2.36
Weight (kg): 0.51